The Interfaith Roundtable of Kauai leadership and some members of their congregations visited this morning for a temple tour and to get some inspiration from Satguru Bodhinatha.
Bodhinatha shared about how local Island School students and other groups visit us regularly for tours and to learn a bit about Hinduism, and he told about the recent interfaith panel discussion in Texas. Many good questions were then asked by the group, such as understanding the difference between a religious and spiritual leader.
Religion needs to be of the present. Mankind is evolving spiritually; mass consciousness is rising. When we go to the temple, in the right spirit, contributing devotion and prana, being open to the blessings of the Deity; it purifies the mind. The Hindu religion focuses on the mind; purifies it; controls it, subdues the ego, makes us more humble.